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Carroll LeRoy Kizzire


Carroll LeRoy Kizzire, 90, of Green River, passed away March 28, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

A longtime resident of Green River, Kizzire died of natural causes with his children by his side.

He was born on Oct. 29, 1925 in Pine Bluffs, the son of the late Charles R. and Hilda G. Leeburg Kizzire.

Kizzire attended schools in Rock River and Granger and was a 1946 graduate of Granger High School.

He married the former Darhl L. Varley in Bitter Creek Sept. 4, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 2015.

Kizzire was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was drafted on Dec. 23, 1943 and was honorably discharged on April 16, 1946.

He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a sheet metal worker and a plumber for more than 40 years and retired Nov. 7, 1986.

His number one interest over the last several decades was attending the Green River Lady Wolves basketball and volleyball games. "His girls" loved him as much as he loved and supported them. Other interests included camping, fishing, yard work and wood working.

Kizzire was a member of Union Pacific Old Timers Club, Good Sam Fire Hole Gang, and Golden Hour Senior Center.

Survivors include one son, Glen Charles Kizzire of Mesa, Ariz.; four daughters, Kathryn Rees and husband Ron of Big Piney, Connie Stonebraker and husband Randy of Green River, Barbara Bess and husband Dave of Park Hills, Mo., and Dorothy Kizzire and companion Mark Pond of Green River; two sisters, Louise Schaffner of Brigham City, Utah and Bettymay J. Betty Sims of Aurora, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Darhl; two brothers, Clifford Kizzire and Chester Kizzire; and one sister, Charlene Wilson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the L.D.S. Chapel, 1000 West 4th North, Green River. Military graveside services and interment will be at Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church, on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday morning at the church from 9 a.m. until time of services.


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